Australia 1943-S shilling
This specimen was part of lot 33313 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $216. The catalog description noted, "Australia: 13-Piece Lot of Certified Assorted Minors NGC, ...4) George VI Shilling 1943-S - MS61...." This type was struck at the Melbourne mint 1938-44 with help from the San Francisco (shown here) and Denver mints 1942-44. Australia maintained the sterling silver standard until 1945, years after Great Britain had debased her coins to .500 fine.
Recorded mintage: 16,000,000.
Specification: 5.65 g, 0.925 fine silver, 23.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 39.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.